Today, according to the 2020 American Community Survey, over 303,000 individuals are living below the poverty level in San Antonio. In 1996, Seth Kuehn, a former farmer and vending business owner, while working with local pastors realized the opportunity to connect businesses that threw out large amounts of food to churches whose congregations didn't have enough food to eat.
Seth envisioned a partnership that would build upon the existing churches' relationships and access within their own communities to distribute food and, therefore, resolve the problem of hunger. It was from this vision that Daily Bread Ministries was formed. Initially operating out of Mr. Keuhn's garage with a handful of volunteers, Daily Bread distributed food from vendors to inner city churches. The movement to empower pastors and their churches was born.